hair dryer


here’s a good read if you want to learn more about how to choose the right turbo charger. one of the local neon guys was involved with its writing.

Categories : geek  transportation



i picked up my lumpy cam today. next up will be the cam gear. hopefully i can put it in during the first few weeks of july.

the motor has 50k miles on it. i’d like to do the valve springs at the same time – it’d just make sense. however, i don’t want to pull the head off. greg tells me it’s possible and he’s got the tools to do it. however, if we lose a valve, the head’s gotta come off.

so, i’ll be buying some valve springs and a head gasket too, just in case.

Categories : fun  transportation



i know they’re illegal while operating a motorcycle, but does anyone know if you are allowed to use headphones (cd/mp3 player, for example) while operating a car/truck/van/etc in michigan?

next officer i see, i will ask.

Categories : transportation

three down

  • my right foglight lense took breaking as an action item. i bought some used foglights from a guy in canada for $80. dealer wanted $160 new. finally got around to putting them in today. i used to have silverstars for both headlights and foglights, modding a 9005 to fit the 9145 foglight openning. yes, i upgraded all of the electrical; a relay, fuses, power direct from battery, etc. i don’t like melting multifunction switches. anyhoo, i grabbed some coolblues instead. no silverstar 9005’s in stock. i wonder how different they’ll be.
  • during the winter, i drove over some rather hard snow (ice?) and damaged my right side skirt. damage wasn’t bad, some tree-snaps popped out of their opennings. i plugged everything back in. next weekend (i hope!) i’ll touch up the missing paint.
  • i finally adjusted my loose (as a two-bit whore!) sunroof.
Categories : transportation

tap tap tap tap tap tap


greg pointed out to me last night that my car has a bad lifter or broken valve spring. now, that noise is the only thing i hear. good thing for warranties.

Categories : transportation